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Hashimoto’s Thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where a person has an underactive thyroid (not enough thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism. In this section, we will cover treatment of Hashi's and management during pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.

My 15 Year Health and Thyroid Journey

Dawn S.

My thyroid and hormonal struggle began in my early thirties. I thought that as I was getting closer to 30, that I’d “get ahead of the game” and started doing tons of cardio and eating healthy. HA! My idea of eating healthy and exercising then, was what most women STILL do. I was eating tuna fish sandwiches on “light” bread,

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A South Asian Woman’s (Un)Healthy Journey of Discovery: From Hashimoto’s, PCOS + Insulin Resistance To Balanced Choices + Self-Kindness

Maheen Hamid

In September 2016, as a representative for a wonderful forum called Autoimmune Mom, I had the great fortune to participate in Medicine X hosted at Stanford University, a premier gathering of innovators looking to disrupt the healthcare space through technology, services and thought leadership.  As an overstressed working mother with multiple autoimmune disorders, it was an incredible experience to chat

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4 Pregnancy Planning Tips For Hashimoto’s Moms-To-Be

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a chronic autoimmune disorder of thyroid function, where the patient has lower than normal levels of thyroid hormones (caused by misdirection of antibodies), and is therefore in a hypothyroid state.  While thyroid physiology changes quite significantly in normal pregnancies (to accommodate the changing metabolic needs of the mother and fetus), hypothyroid states such as Hashimoto’s, which are

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24 Months Postpartum With Hashimoto’s: Hit the Reset Button

In my last post when I was 18 month postpartum, I mentioned that I’m starting to feel more optimistic about life as a mom with a toddler and managing Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  I also wrote that I’m starting to feel stable, in what has seemed like such a hormonal seesaw during postpartum. As AutoimmuneMom.com founder Katie Cleary talked about in one of

It’s a “Live-It”, Not A Diet: How A Chef-Turned-Health Coach Healed Her Own Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism With Food

Hello, I’m Jen and I’ve been obsessed with food all my life. (Hi Jen…) Are you like me?  Do you eat, sleep and dream food too? My love affair with food began where so many others have as well—around the kitchen table.  I lucked out by having grandmothers who could really cook.  My nana’s Italian sausages—a little spicy from the